Friday, November 30, 2012

AEDM Day #30 and Gigly´s tutorial

Each time November 30th comes round I want to sing like Dora, the Explorer. "We did it!"

Today is November 30th and I can say that for the 7th time I have completed Art Every Day Month in November hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas. This year I chose scrapbooking: 30 days = 30 layouts.
These are the last two working tables and the last two layouts:

More layouts for Tati´s 13th birthday.

Edited to add a picture of the 31 layouts together:

With the satisfcation of the completed project I can go straight into the Advent season and to start it off I invited Gigly from the blog "Adornando mis recuerdos" to share an idea for our Christmas cards.

This is what she brought for us:

I will share this tutorial for a Christmas card with you.

Cut cardstock to 12" by 4" and fold it in half for the base.
Cut 3 pieces of white cardstock in 3 3/4" by 5 3/4 ".
Create the background with distress inks and let it dry.

Before stamping apply the "embossing pillow".
Get ink on your background type stamp and stamp it.
Emboss with gold embossing powder.

On the back of the coloured cardstock draw a tringle.
Cut with the cutter and ink the borders.
Glue the coloured cardstock over the embossed one. Make the banner with sticky alphas.
Tie twine to the base of the card and put the banner over it.
Emboss gold onto a white cardstock.
Punch the star from it and put on top of the tree.
Glue the last piece of white cardstock to the interior of the card. 

Hope you liked it and you make it yours by choosing your own colours.
See you soon!

I´m ready to work on my cards! If you are local you can give Gigly a call to visit her shop "L´Atelier". She is lovely and her product line very interesting.

Take advantage of the weekend to make your Christmas cards and with teh scraps make the gift tags!

Just a few of the fliers I will send the winner
plus book pages and scarpbooking paper scraps
GIVE AWAY news: as part of my plan for next year I need to know who I´m writing for and as a thank you for your participation here I´m putting together a package with local fliers, pages from magazines and books, great for art journalers.

What do you have to do? Simple: leave me a comment to know you are here. :) I´ll add you to a list and I´ll select one winner by one of those random apps on November 30th (that´s today!) and publish the winner on Dec 1st.
You want more chances? Follow my blog by Google connect (Find that in my side bar)
Yet another one? Like my page on Facebook!


Sian said...

That's a lovely card - such a nice happy colour!

I truly admire your 30 days of scrapbooking. Well done.

Ginny said...

It's a good feeling to complete 30 days of creating. I didn't post every day but did finish the challenge.
The cards are beautiful. Thank you for introducing me to another talented artist.

Carolyn Dube said...

Congrats on #7 for AEDM!!!! That is a huge commitment! The card is fantastic! I never would have guessed it was a cut out without the tutorial!

Jessica Sporn said...

Congratulations on AEDM! What a great idea to choose a focus for the 30 days! Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on meeting the AEDM challenge!
Very cute card, too!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Apni Avani said...

Pretty card and glad you could complete the ADEM challenge.

Netty said...

smashing works. Happy PPF, Annette x

Debbie said...

You have been very busy! Thanks for sharing the idea for the Christmas card. It's really pretty.

Leah said...

Love the card!!

and it's so cool to see all your layouts together. Congrats on another great year! said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing

Anne Manda said...

Lovely card, beautiful and stylish!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

congrats on getting to the end of aedm again... you seemed to fly through it and make it look easy... your pages are all so lovely laid out like that...xx

Denise Mulligan said...

Hi there Paula,
Congrat's on your daughter's 13th birthday!
I love all of your work and you did it! Yea! I can never get through art everyday. But I keep trying.

Giggles said...

Wow the tutorial on the card was very cool!! Thanks for sharing that!! Great layouts for the pages...quite a feat to be creative everyday for a month.

Hugs Giggles

misteejay said...

Congratulations Paula on completing all those super LOs.

Great tutorial - TFS - playing with distress inks to create backgrounds is always such fun.

Toni xx

Faye said...

Paula, your scrapbook pages are fantastic. Well done! And thanks for the tutorial for that neat Christmas card. I'm going to go make one for myself in a few minutes.

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Wow - that is an amazing accomplishment your seventh AEDM + 30 spreads in 30 days - congratulations! I have enjoyed seeing your processes x

carlarey said...

Bravo for finishing the AEDM challenge! That's quite an accomplishment. I love your Christmas cards, they are really lovely.

Karen Smithey said...

Wow! That is incredibly ambitious--thirty layouts! Awesome!

Ayala Art said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing the WIP pics ♥


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